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hagiolatry

[hag-ee-ol-uh-tree, hey-jee-]
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noun
  1. the worship of saints.

Origin of hagiolatry

First recorded in 1800–10; hagio- + -latry
Related formshag·i·ol·a·ter, nounhag·i·ol·a·trous, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • As a centre of hagiolatry, Venice now became second to Rome.

    Venice and its Story

    Thomas Okey


British Dictionary definitions for hagiolatry

hagiolatry

noun
  1. worship or veneration of saints
Derived Formshagiolater, nounhagiolatrous, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hagiolatry

n.

worship of saints, from hagio- (see hagiology) + -latry.

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